Nestlé in the United States Pools Resources to Support Relief Efforts in Haiti

   
To Press Releases listJan 20, 2010

Nestlé’s United States Operating Companies Make Bottled Water, Food Products and Financial Donations to Haiti Relief Efforts

New York, NY – Nestlé in the United States, which consists of Nestlé USA, Nestlé Waters North America, Nestlé Purina PetCare Company, Nestlé Nutrition and Nestlé Professional, announced the companies have made initial donations of more than $1 million dollars in bottled water and food products as well as $80,000 in cash as a first step in ongoing efforts to help Haiti in the aftermath of the recent earthquake. In addition to company support, Nestlé’s 44,000 United States employees are being encouraged to contribute additional financial support.

In light of the significant aftershock reported in Haiti, the companies will continue to provide support to the country and to groups engaged in rescue and recovery projects.

The specific relief efforts include:

  • Nestlé Waters North America has pledged an initial $1 million in bottled water and is working with aid organizations to ensure it reaches those in need as soon as possible. The company sent 20 truckloads of Poland Spring bottled water for shipment to Haiti this week, with an additional 50 truckloads on the way.
  • Nestlé USA has donated $30,000 to the American Red Cross to help support the earthquake relief efforts in Haiti.
  • Nestlé Purina PetCare Trust Fund is matching the donations of Nestlé Purina Associates to the American Red Cross, dollar-for-dollar, up to the amount of $25,000.
  • Nestlé Nutrition is donating $25,000 to the American Red Cross to support its relief efforts in Haiti.

As part of Nestlé’s global effort to assist the people of Haiti, Nestlé Dominicana has begun organizing donations of food products in the amount of $150,000 along with a monetary donation of $100,000. The company sent its first truckload of food this week, which was valued at $25,000-$30,000 and passed to the World Vision charity for distribution to the affected areas. In addition, Nestlé employees globally have donated around $500,000 in cash to date, with more contributions continuing daily. For more information on Nestlé’s global relief efforts, please visit www.nestle.com.

About Nestlé in the United States

Nestlé in the United States consists of five main businesses: Nestlé USA, Nestlé Waters North America, Nestlé Purina PetCare Company, Nestlé Nutrition and Nestlé Professional. Together, these companies operate more than 120 locations in 47 states and employ over 44,000 people.

Nestlé in the United States sells some of the world’s best-known brands and products seen every day, and that families have come to enjoy and rely on for years. It is Nestlé S.A.’s largest market with combined product sales in the United States totaling nearly $25 billion in 2008.

About Nestlé USA

Named one of “The World’s Most Admired Food Companies” in Fortune magazine for fourteen consecutive years, Nestlé provides quality brands and products that bring flavor to life every day. From nutritious meals with Lean Cuisine® to baking traditions with Nestlé® Toll House®, Nestlé USA makes delicious, convenient, and nutritious food and beverage products that make good living possible. That’s what “Nestlé. Good Food, Good Life” is all about. Well-known Nestlé USA brands include: Nestlé® Toll House®, Nestlé® Nesquik®, Nestlé® Coffee-mate®, Stouffer’s®, Lean Cuisine®, HOT POCKETS® and LEAN POCKETS® brand sandwiches, Nescafé®, NESTLÉ® Juicy Juice®, Buitoni®, DREYER’S/EDY’S®, Nestlé® Crunch®, Nestlé® Butterfinger®, Wonka®, DIGIORNO®, TOMBSTONE® and CALIFORNIA PIZZA KITCHEN® frozen pizza. Nestlé USA, with 2010 sales of $10.4 billion, is part of Nestlé S.A. in Vevey, Switzerland — the world’s largest food company with a commitment to Nutrition, Health & Wellness — with 2010 sales of $105 billion.

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